VOLUME LI UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, WEDNESDAY, MAY 17,1950 NUMBER 129 Exec Council Formulates Procedure for Elections Definite procedures were established at Monday night's ASUO Execu tive Council meeting for the ASUO general elections, to be held Monday, and for the constitutional election, scheduled for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Six polling booths will be located at Gerlinger Hall, the library, Edu cauon Duiiding, and on 13th street between Fenton and Friendly, be tween Oregon and Commerce, and between the Co-op and Condon. The council decided to cut the number of polling booths to three for the last two days of the consti tution election. Booths scheduled to remain are those in the library, on 13th between Fenton and Friendly, and between the Co-op and Condon. Booths to be Cut According to Ed Anderson, AS UO first vice-president; who is in charge of elections, ballot counting and management of polling booths will be the same as in previous elec tions. The officers election will be held from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday only. Separate Ballots Separate ballots will be used for the constitutional and officers elec ^ tions. The same poll books will be used for both elections, but names will be marked with a different col or pencil in the Tuesday and Wed nesday constitution balloting. This marks the second chance for the proposed constitution, which was passed in a three-day election Apr. 26, 27, and 28. The election, however, was declared illegal be cause it was extended after the polls had already opened. Bill Kirkpatrick was named to head the promotion committee for the constitution. Pigger's Guide Jobs Open for Petitions Petitions for editor and business manager of the 1950-51 Student Directory must be submitted by Saturday noon. The petitions for the Student Directory, otherwise known as Piggers’ Guide, should be turned in to the Student Union Office in the SU building. The University Publications Board will convene May 24 to con sider candidates for the two posi tions. The Board will make final selections. USA Speakers Talk to Houses Upon Request Speakers representing the USA party will be available through out the week to speak to interest ed organizations regarding policy developments in that party. Organizations may contact Vir ginia Wright, executive commit tee member, at the Alpha Xi Del ta House any time. "The USA will be glad to dis cuss any questions concerning party policies to any interested students or groups,” Miss Wright said. \ Speakers will be Sent on re quest at any time. Law School Elects Hafey In Run Off Jim Hafey was elected president of the law school student body in a run-off election, held Friday, which fell short of the expected law stu dent turnout at the polls. Friday's election was the result of a tie vote in an election earlier last week, in which Hafey tied with Bill Tassock. Tassock automatically becomes vice-president of the law school student body. The election committee, in a statement issued last week after the tie vote, predicted a 100 per cent turnout of voters after 98.1 per cent had cast their ballots in the first election. Only 94.3 per cent —100 out of 106 students—cast ballots in the run-off election. Patricia Young is the secretary treasurer of the group. Sophomores Schedule Picnic at Swimmer's The Sophomore Picnic, open to all University students, is set for 1 p.m. Saturday at Swimmers’ Delight, rain or shine. Featured entertainment will be a softball game between Kwama and Skull and Dagger, sophomore class honoraries, and a violin and ukelele duet by Con Sheffer and Jerry Crary. a violin and ukelele duet by Con Sheffer and Jerry Crary. General Chairman Merv Hamp ton has stressed the informality of the occasion, which he says will be more of an all-University get together than a planned picnic. Student body cards will be the only identification needed for ad mission, which will be free. Two sq|tball diamonds, the pic nic grounds, swimming area, and floats will be available to students atending the picnic. Soft drinks will be sold by the class of ’51. Picnic committee chairmen and class officers decided Monday to pair living groups for transporta tion. The results of the drawing appear on page seven. Weather . . . Partly cloudy today and Thurs day. Lower than Tuesday’s high of 75, the temperature is expected to reach 67 today. SU Job Petitions Due on Thursday Thursday is the last day to sub mit petitions for next year's Stu dent Union standing committe chairmanships. Petitions may be turned into the Student Union office in the Union. Chairmanships open to petition ers are Interview and Referell Committee, House Committee, Publicity Committee, Cultural Area committee, Recreational com mittee, and Ballroom area commit tee. Chairmanships are open to any one who will be in the University next year. Chairman Les Jones of the Student Union Board empha sized that petitioners should be able to give as much time and tal ent to the positions as necessary. The chairmen will be selected by the Student Union Board. ASUO Candidates Speak In Alac Court at 4 p.m. * * * * * * ■ AGS Gerry Smith and Joanne Fitz mauricc will lead the AGS party slate of the ASUO nominations to day, seeking the number one and two ASUO positions in next week's elections. Slated on the AGS ticket for senior class officers are Steve Church, president; Florence Han sen, secretary, and Will Urban, senior representative. Heading the AGS ticket for jun ior officers will be Vernon Beard for president, Shirley Hillard, sec retary, and. Dick McLaughlin, rep resentative. Joe Kaiser will be the bloc nom inee for sophomore president, run ning with Mary Gilham, secretary, and Herb Cook, representative. Jerry Kinnersley won the nod1 for yell king nomination, while Kay Kuckenberg, Merwin Gum pert, and Merle Davis will seek Co-op board positions. Judiciary Group Meets to Clarify Graduates' Vote The ASUO Judiciary Committee will meet today to clarify the posi tion of graduate students in regard to voting in ASUO elections—if all judiciary members can be con tacted—according to K. J. O’Con nell, professor of law and acting committee chairman. Professor O’Connell has been re appointed by Permanent Chairman Orlando Hollis, dean of the Law School, to act as chairman for the decision. He also presided over the recent committee hearings on the extension of* the constitutional election. Warren C. Price, professor of journalism and a committee mem ber, was out of town Tuesday and could not be reached for approval of a meeting time today. When the committee meets, it will attempt to determine which students are undergraduates according to Ar ticle III of the present constitu tion. The document states in one sec tion that only undergraduate mem bers of the ASUO, but in another that any student who has paid his educational activities fee may vote. Graduate students also pay edu cational activities fees. Panhel Scholarship Forms Due May 20 Two scholarships, for $100 and $75, are being offered by Panhel lenic to women students this term. Deadline for applications is May 20. Special blanks are available at the Office of Women's Affairs, Emerald Hall. The scholarships, which are open to all University women, will be awarded on the basis of scholar ship and financial need. USA Leading the USA slate of can didates for number one and two ASUO positions at ASUO nomina tions today will be Barry Moun tain and Eve Overback, both nom inated on the first ballot at Fri day's USA primaries. Nominated on the coalition tic ket for senior officers are Bob Pearce, president; Anne Goodman, secretary, and Don Smith, repre sentative. _ Getting the nod for junior officer candidates were Willie Dodds, pre sident; Donna Buse, secretary, and Virginia Wright, representative. Helen Jackson won the nomina tion for sophomore president with Dolores Parrish for secretary, and Don Paillette for representative. Annual Handout Continues Today Oreganas will be distributed from the Student Union office be ginning at 10 a.m. today. The office is now located in the new Erb Memorial building across from the infirmary. Approximately 15 copies of the book are still available for stu dents who failed to place orders, Business Manager Jim Sanders, said Tuesday. The copies were made available by the cancellation of double or ders made inadvertently by sever al students, Sanders explained. Questions on Oregana payments may be given to members of the Student Union office staff for re ferral to Sanders, who will investi gate the matter and contact the students involved. Official nominations for both AOS and USA candidates in next week’s campus elections will be made at the ASUO nom inating assembly today at 4 p.m. in McArthur Court. Campaign platforms will be re vealed by candidates for number one and two positions in each party. Each party slate will be introduced by ASUO Vice President Ed An derson, who will preside at the meeting. Speeches by candidates for num ber one position will be limited to seven minutes, with introductions set at five minutes. Speeches and introductions for number two can didates will be five minutes each. Class officers and yell king ad dresses will be three minutes, with introductions at two minutes. Candidates for Executive Coun cil representatives will be intro duced, but only students seeking the sophomore representative spot will speak, since a bi-partisan can didate will be on the ballot, Peter son said. Nominations of bi-partisan can didates may be made from the floor I at the assembly. Seniors Urged To Check Hours Seniors who have not checked their records in the visible files at the Registrar’s Office must do so immediately, according to Mrs. William Rohlffs, secretary. Mrs. Rohlffs reported that in a recent check by the office many students have been found to lack, necessary credits for graduation which should have been earned this term. ASUO Candidates Mountain,Smith Give Views on Political Situation Student spirit is low, and it is c.uc directly to the clash of campus political parties, barry Mountain, United Students Association candi date for student body president, declared Tuesday. Much of the trouble, he ex plained, is caused by a “pressure group" in the ('.reek party. “Candidates should be chosen for their merits and qualifications. But the Greek bloc uses underhanded methods to get their candidates nominated, regardless of qualifica tions,” he said. He maintans that University J spirit is also sagging because stu dents lack the incentive to take part in campus politics, because of the political “pressure” set-up. “My aim, if I'm elected, will be to clean up the whole political situ ation," he said. Mountain, a graduate of Grant high in Portland, has served as president of Skull and Dagger, sophomore men's honorary; presi dent of the Junior class; general chairman of this year’s Junior Weekend; was a member of Druids, junior men’s honorary; and is now a member of Friars, senior men’s honorary. Houses which bolt the Greek bloc in favor of the Independent stu dents' party are interested only in their own political ambitions, Ger ry Smith, Associated Greek Stu dents candidate for student body president, said Tuesday. “T h e Independents certainly don't gain anything by the Greek’s membership. The rebel houses are the only ones that benefit, and that is all they are interested in,” be dedal ed. "Independents and Greeks repre sent two different interest groups, and the only way for them to bene fit, is for them both to remain ia th ’ir respective parties,” he said. Smith said that this party split is responsible for much of the trouble in the campus political sit uation. A graduate o Portland'? Grant high school, Smith is a member of Friars, senior men’s honorary; was a member of Druids, junior men’s honorary; was chairman of this year's Dad’s Day, Homecoming dance, and Junior Prom, and was last year’s King of Hearts. He is also vice-president of his living organization, Phi Gamma Delta.